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December 5, 2013 1:57 PM Subscribe
Having finished, and loved, The Good House by Ann Leary
, I'm interested in other novels where addictions, problems, obsessions or bad habits affect the (unreliable?) narrator as part of their character rather than the main plot theme.
posted by mippy to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Without wishing to give the plot away, what I most liked was how Hildy's drinking wrote a different story before the 'true' events were revealed, and also the depiction of an addict living day to day, rather than addiction being presented as a linear narrative in a Very Special Episode style, or with the 'addict' finding redemption after treatment. I'm interested in narrators who fuck up but convince themselves they haven't, or who manage to function due to their own weird logic, thinking their behaviour is sane or normal despite evidence to the contrary. Any suggestions welcome!